How do i become a fashion buyer?

My dream job is to be a fashion buyer i know that i would have to start of in administratiion and i cool with that coz thats what i do now. I need to know what qulifications i need and how i go about getting my dream job? I even thought mayde start of as a PA to someone in the industry?

Asked By: hollie s - 1/5/2007
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First of all be very sure that buying is what you want to do because I thought I wanted to be a buyer and having worked for various retaillers realised that I found it incredibly boring. Reason being that I spent much of my time doing tedious tasks such as data entry, answering emails that the buyer was "too busy" to... More
Answered By: femme - 1/5/2007
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You don't need any qualifications to be a fashion buyer. Don't start as a PA because that's something completely different. You need to start as a Junior Buyer or Junior Merchandiser. Just show interest and initiative in the application and interview. Previous experience is the best thing you can have, and it needs to... More
Answered By: Wafflebox - 1/5/2007
Specific experience in the fashion industry at some level will give you a foot in the door. Perhaps you'd consider beginning in a small boutique as a sales clerk. Learn the product lines carried in the store and as much as you can about the business itself. It's not just about selecting beautiful garments as much as... More
Answered By: Elle - 1/5/2007
its a pity ur mam doesn't work with one of the high street stores that way you could of got a job with the click of a finger - oh and if ur bf was prince William. Totally wrong but if u get ur dream job least u know u earnt it. good luck x
Answered By: moi - 1/5/2007
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